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'Pothole politicians' could earmark millions more for road repairs, affordable housing

Kingston city councillors are looking to fast-track spending millions of extra dollars on affordable housing and better roads.

Councillors passed a motion at their Feb. 19 meeting to possibly siphon $24.2 million from future capital projects and redirect the money into improved housing and roads. 831 more words

Politics

LSE Events: Getting Ahead of the Curve - addressing housing needs in rapidly growing cities

This was interesting, although about developing countries there are some comments perhaps worthy of consideration elsewhere

Across the developing world, the pace of urbanisation has outstripped the ability of governments to facilitate decent, affordable housing for citizens.

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Affordable housing in high-rises for urban poor in Bengaluru

In an effort to maximize the available resources for providing affordable housing to the urban poor in Bengaluru, the state government is bringing an amendment to the chief minister’s one lakh housing scheme by building skyscrapers instead of the previous plan of ground-plus-three-floor structures. 433 more words

TV Interview: The Big 4 Agenda

On Wednesday February 20, I was part of a panel on Citizen TV discussing the Big 4 Agenda in Kenya, with a focus on manufacturing and affordable housing.

Development Economics

HUD Extends Two Public Housing Forms

On February 20, HUD released two Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals in theĀ Federal Register on the Public Housing Program. Each are extensions of previously approved forms. 118 more words

Affordable Housing